Blackjack Oak Quercus marilandica Muenchhausen    
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fagales   >   Family Fagaceae   >   Genus Quercus   

Status:

Distributed from Iowa east to New Jersey and Long Island, New York, south to Florida, west to Texas, and north to Nebraska. Blackjack Oak is considered a pioneer species (Stein, et al., 2003).

Description:

Blackjack Oak belongs to the Red Oak group. A small or medium-sized tree, slow-growing and short-lived. Leaves have 3 to 5 broad lobes above the middle and are narrow at base.

Where to find:

Grows in dry, sandy, or shaly soils, mostly on the Coastal Plain and Piedmont; frequent on serpentine barrens (Brown and Brown, 1972).

There are 109 records in the project database.

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Blackjack Oak in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/10/2018). Photo by Dwight Johnson. (MBP list)

The leaves of Blackjack Oak in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Blackjack Oak in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Blackjack Oak in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/29/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Blackjack Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (6/3/2013). Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)

Blackjack Oak in Howard Co., Maryland (4/23/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Blackjack Oak trunk in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/23/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Young Blackjack Oak leaves in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/5/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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